Friday, June 27, 2008

Fun in the Sun

We're having so much fun this week it isn't even funny.

We sat on the beach.

We played in the pool

It was also a week of firsts for The Kid. In addition to the above activities, she had her first piece of Krispy Kreme donut, and her first piece of potato chip. All this with another tooth (her seventh) that showed up yesterday.

We'll close with a quick video of a nice stroll on the beach.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Beach

Like the elves at the end of the Third Age in middle earth, every summer we feel an irresistible pull towards the shore.

On Saturday morning, we packed up the car, pointed southeast and drove. We arrived at the Wife's family's country estate that afternoon for an evening with the Kid's aunt and uncle. The men-folk grilled an enormous hunk of beef, and the women watched the Kid. A late-day thunderstorm threatened to wash us out, but luckily the only casualties were 2 southern pines by the driveway. A few well-placed cuts with the chain saw and a quick tractor pull made short work of the debris.

We took our leave mid-day on Sunday and arrived in Nags Head, NC that afternoon. I have been making this annual trip with the same group of folks for the past 8 years. We have a crew of 19 this year, sharing a house and parenting duties, all while enjoying the sun, sand and surf.

I'll have some pics of all the young-uns up soon. Right now I'm going to take a nap...